The new EC$20 polymer banknotes are now available in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Bank of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Scotia Bank were the first two banks to be issued with the new $20 polymer banknotes. The $20 joins the $50, which was issued in July.
The EC polymer notes are made from a thin, flexible and transparent plastic film. The notes are cleaner as they are more resistant to dirt and moisture; more secure as they are more difficult to counterfeit because polymer allows for the inclusion of advanced security features. The notes are also stronger because they are much more durable than paper and are difficult to tear.
The EC polymer notes and the paper notes will co-circulate. Therefore, in conducting your business you may receive both the EC polymer and paper banknotes.
Additional information on the EC Polymer Notes can be obtained from the ECCB's website.
About the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was established in October 1983. The ECCB is the Monetary Authority for: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
SOURCE: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank - Agency Office Saint Vincent